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to the need for more science, technology, engineering, and math education in the country. >> the challenge is issued every year to students and teachers. they're going after recognition and prizes like computer equipment. >> today, you know, you're still working on your game. you have, essentially, until thursday. >> for some students, the competition is an eye-opening experience. >> before this challenge, i didn't really like math or science. i thought they were kind of boring. >> once you get kids involved in creating games, they are learning s.t.e.m., but they're also learning a lot of other 21st-century skills, like leadership and teamwork, and they're getting critical thinking and all these other things that come along with it in that package. >> it's a team effort. students start by brainstorming concepts that would make a good game. >> and part of the process is that they have to come up with a design document first, where they basically map out the whole idea for the game and they have to come up with a story line and all that. >> these kids are learning basic engineering. every st
for her with a little help from technology. so how did you find one for her? >> well, i went around, looked at different colors that she requested, and then i took pictures, i sent them to her, and she replied. >> the reactions i see from the students is excitement. they're ready for their night, they're so excited that their dress fits, and it's just so nice to see them happy and that they just can't wait for their night. >> operation prom isn't just about dresses. >> it's not just for girls. we have partnerships with some tuxedo companies that will help us give tuxedos to boys going to proms, as well. >> in addition to the outfits, there's also tons of accessories. how does someone apply for clothing, and how do they prove they need the help? >> well, the student does have to fill out an application, and they need to see their guidance counselor or social worker, who will approve them for the program. they do need to be in financial need, and they have to be passing all of their classes. >> started in new york, operation prom is expanding to states across the country. in addition,
showing how their technology works. >> notice that our control had water droplets that are small and evenly spaced. >> while the competition is to envision the future, this collection concept is already attracting attention from companies today. >> we got an idea out there that could potentially change the world, and people noticed. >> we have hannah doerksen-goldwater and kayle watson. >> these seventh graders tackled a different drinking-water problem -- contamination caused by drilling for gas. here, they're showing toshiba's ceo their idea for removing dangerous radium. their teacher couldn't be prouder. >> the neat thing about kids with innovation is they don't know they cando it, so they can. [ cheers and applause ] >> in celebration of the 20th anniversary of exploravision, winners from the very first competition were invited. >> and now they're back here to say, "look what's happened! look what's happened! we were right! we were on the right track!" >> so, i would encourage everybody to just get out there and think about what you can do that's gonna improve your world and
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